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[10/13/09 - 12:26 PM]
Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing to Premiere Tuesday, December 1 on the ABC Television Network
Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke and Derek Richardson are among the voice cast of the John Lasseter-produced special.

[via press release from ABC]

"LANNY AND WAYNE THE CHRISTMAS ELVES IN PREP & LANDING," ABC'S FIRST TV SPECIAL PRODUCED BY WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, TO PREMIERE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

Half-Hour Holiday Special Tells Story of the Elite Unit of Elves Who Prepare Homes for Christmas Eve Visit from Santa Claus

Voices of the Elves Include Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke and Derek Richardson

Academy Award-Winning John Lasseter is Executive Producer

"Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing," ABC's first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, will air TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus.

After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn't receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a Merry Christmas for all?

The cast of includes Dave Foley ("The Kids in the Hall," "NewsRadio") as Wayne, Sarah Chalke ("Maneater," "Scrubs") as Magee and Derek Richardson ("MEN IN TREES," "Hostel," "Dumb and Dumberer") as Lanny.

John Lasseter is executive producer of "Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing." Dorothy McKim is the producer, and the directors are Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton.

"Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV Parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.





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